original music from singer/songwriter performance artist Rev. Roger Anthony "Yolanda" Mapes.official website: www.rogeranthonymapes.com
Roger Anthony "Yolanda" Mapes: a southern rock,country,gospel,folk singer/songwriter specializing in spreading love and beautiful melodies. Think George Michael, ,Emmy Lou Harris, The Handsome Family, and Elvis in a blender-add a touch of Louise Hay and John Waters and you've got sincerity, inspiration, great vocals, and a twisted sense of humor.
Roger Anthony "Yolanda" Mapes; singer songwriter, painter, and performance artist was born and raised in Muscle Shoals, Alabama - "The Hit Recording Capital of the World" and the birthplaces of Helen Keller and W.C. Handy. The Muscle Shoals area was populated by an abundance of musicians and visual artists/painters. He began studying music, painting and drawing at a young age with local artists and was encouraged to develop his own unique vision. Roger is influenced by pop, rock, blues, gospel, country, and folk, but doesnÃÂ¢t self-consciously follow any one tradition...combining them all into some hybrid of his own.